Sources: Vols' focus shifts to NC St.'s Doeren

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The latest target to emerge in Tennessee’s head coaching search is NC State’s Dave Doeren, and sources told ESPN the two sides are scheduled to have discussions about the Vols’ job.

After Mike Gundy decided to stay at Oklahoma State on Tuesday, Tennessee athletic director John Currie shifted his focus to Purdue’s Jeff Brohm. The two had discussions about the job, but no deal was reached and Tennessee has moved on from Brohm to Doeren.

The Vols also reached out to Duke’s David Cutcliffe about the job earlier in the week, but Cutcliffe told Tennessee officials he intended to finish his coaching career at Duke.

Tennessee officials have also had talks with SMU coach Chad Morris and Auburn defensive coordinator Kevin Steele, as they try to put an end to a whirlwind coaching search to replace Butch Jones, fired Nov. 12.

That search seemingly ended with Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano on Sunday, but that deal was nixed after fans and state politicians expressed their outrage.

Doeren, in his fifth season at N.C. State, was also in the running for the Ole Miss head job, but the Rebels promoted interim coach Matt Luke to be full-time head coach.

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